Before the Worlds 2021 Grand Final, Edward Zhu – better known as the founder of Edward Gaming (EDG) – announced that he would give away a house to all the players on his team if they won the World Cup. League of Legends. Now that the squad returned to China with the Summoner’s Cup, the businessman has kept his promise.
According to a report by The Esports Observer, EDG has confirmed that the homes of the new world champions will be located in Zhujiang New Town, a city designed to become Guangzhou’s financial center, which is also owned by Edward Zhu.
According to calculations by the Guangzhou Real Estate Company, each residence will be worth $ 156,000 USD. However, players Lee “Scout” Ye-chan and Park “Viper” Do-hyeon may face difficulties in claiming their property as they are foreigners.
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In this regard, the EDG administration said that it is working for Koreans to receive their respective homes. Otherwise, each will be rewarded with cash or another form of payment.
For its part, famed electronics maker and team partner TCL announced an additional $ 470,000 USD prize and multiple luxury appliances for EDG players.
EDG lifted the Summoner’s Cup for the first time in its history this year, after surviving a tough group stage, reaching the playoffs as a dark horse and earning its ticket to the grand final against Damwon KIA.
In addition to real estate and esports, Zhu’s business empire includes infrastructure, medical healthcare, education, and new energy vehicles. In fact, it is the second largest shareholder in HYCAN, which is also one of EDG’s backers.